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Tuberculosis (Streptomycin And Bcg)

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 27 March 1952

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66.

asked the Minister of Health what tests or researches are being undertaken with the use of streptomycin as a tuberculosis curative.

The main experimental stage has been passed. Streptomycin now has an accepted place and is being widely used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

67.

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made by research into the use of BCG vaccine as a tuberculosis preventative.

The present research consists of long-term study of selected groups of the population, and results will not be available for some time.